Producers Lab

Connecting local producers with the wider arts world.

Perth Festival, in association with Performing Lines WA, invites local producers, venue managers and self-producing artists to attend a series of informative discussions with visiting producers.

Producers from across the Festival program will be invited to provide insights into the range of experiences that they have faced in their work. Sessions will be facilitated by a host from either Perth Festival or Performing Lines WA, and cover a range of topics, including personal career trajectories, highlights and lowlights, and the many challenges and opportunities facing producers around the world.

The Producers Lab not only creates a dialogue with visiting producers, but also serves as a great opportunity to connect with others working in our industry. Grab a coffee on us and get to know your colleagues working just around the corner.

Applicants are encouraged to consider how they could benefit from participation in the program before applying. Please contact to discuss if in doubt.

About this opportunity

Date and Time

There will be approximately five sessions of 1.5 hours in duration that take place over the Festival. The final schedule will be confirmed depending on guest availability.

The Producers Lab will continue throughout 2020, with up to four additional sessions between March – December 2020.


Participation in the Producers Lab is free. We encourage participating producers to see relevant shows, and will arrange discount tickets for select nights to facilitate this.

Who should apply?

The Producers Lab is open to West Australian based producers, venue managers and self-producing artists with a minimum of three years’ experience. These sessions are relaxed conversations and are not skills based workshops.

We encourage Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people who identify as culturally and linguistically diverse, regardless of experience.

If you have questions about your eligibility or require assistance in submitting your Expression of Interest please email or call Jenna on 6488 8604.

How to take part

To submit an expression of interest you need to:

  • Complete the application form below
  • Accept the Producers Lab Terms and Conditions of participation

We welcome responses to the 150 word questions to be submitted as an audio or video file (max. duration 2 minutes) if that is your preference. Please upload you file in the specified File Upload Section below.

Important Dates

Expressions of Interest Open: Friday 1 November 2019
Expressions of Interest Close: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Notification of Participation: Friday 13 December 2019

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